Visit one of the historic buildings:
Many of the buildings are open throughout the warmer months for you to visit. Some sell food and gifts. Some put on demonstrations of period specific work, like capentry and blacksmithing. Here are a few of these fun buildings:
- the Row House
- the Bakery
- the General Store
- the Chapel
- the Foremans Cottage
- the Carriage House
- the Blacksmith Shop
- the Manager's House
- Mr. Allaire's House (the "Big House")
- the Enameling Building
- the Carpenter Shop
- the Blast Furnace
Take a walk around the village
There are some small paths directly around the village that are foot traffic only. As in, no bikes or horses allowed.
If you grab a map, you will be able to find multiple trails down to the Manasquan River. You can also find your way all the way to the campground, or north of the village towards the old (and closed off)Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center.
The Edgar Felix Bikepath starts way back in Manasquan and comes all the way to the parking area near the village. You could even park in the village parking lots and bike out from there.
You can not get from the village to the main MTB/Hiking trails on the southern side of the park. The main lot for these trails is found a few miles away off Hospital Rd.
The village itself is open year round, as long as the park itself is open. During the warmer months, the village has many Historical Interpretors working throughout the village to teach you the history of Allaire.
The village also has special events throughout the year including special tours, seasons activites, festivals and more.
The main entrance to the village can be found off Atlantic Ave. You will follow this entrance past the entrance gate (entrance fee may be collected) to the main parking area.
You may need to pay a few to get into Allaire during the warmer months. But this just gets you into Allaire State Park itself. Visiting the village may require an additional fee. Please review:
- Special Tours/Programs: Allaire Village puts on many special tours and special programs throughout the year. Many are free, some area not.
- Special Events: There are many special events throughout the year that require an extra fee. These include Food/Wine/Beer Festivals, Halloween Hayrides, Flea Markets.
Many of the locations in Allaire, including the village, are ran by non-profit groups that need your help? Though they all work closely with the state, they do not receive enough (or any) funding from the state park system to keep their amazing locations open. To learn more about how you can help, visit our Giving Back page for details.
The Village and Railroad Are Not the Same Organization: Many folks feel that the Railroad and the Village are both ran by the state. They are not. They are also different organizations. So please note that giving to Allaire Village is great, but it does not help the NJMT keeps its doors open. Please consider visiting both, and giving back to both, each visit.
- 4265 Atlantic Ave
Wall, New Jersey 07719
- (732) 919-3500
- Info from NJ State Park System